OSP Investigates HWY 126 Crash

LEABURG, Ore. — Oregon State Police troopers continued their investigation into cause of a single vehicle crash Saturday.

Around 2:15 p.m. a Chevrolet Suburban was traveling eastbound along Highway 126 when it veered off the road. The vehicle drove into a wooden fence; pieces of the fence went through the windshield, hitting the occupants inside.

The driver, 63-year-old Terry Bekkedahl, of Veneta, sustained serious injuries and was transported by helicopter to Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend.

Three other passengers were also in the vehicle and sustained injuries in the crash. Gus Bradford, 61, of Alvadore, was seriously injured, but his injuries were not life-threatening. Neil Hurley, 62, of Eugene, received minor injuries and Erik Bekkedahl, 37, from Tigard, was uninjured; both were taken to the Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend by OSP troopers.

All occupants in the vehicle were using safety restraints.

The highway was closed for an hour and 15 minutes as OSP troopers conducted an investigation.

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